Ref no45883/8
Alt ref noB7977
TitleBristol Theatre by Richard Smith. Volume 2. Theatres in Bristol 1766-1841.
Daten.d [c.1840]
DescriptionNotes on the history of Bristol theatres continued from Vol. 1, with the setting up of the theatre in King Street (theatre royal) in 1766;
Theatre Royal playbills, in chronological order from first night, interspersed with clippings from newspapers advertising performances at the theatre. Where there are no playbills or cuttings, transcriptions of playbills - including play and players - are given;
Transcription of Royal Patent, extracts from treasurer's account book and minute books up to 1830. Original seating plan (poor condition) for Monday 9 August 1773 Mrs Bulkley's benefit, a performance of "Tender Husband", and on reverse Friday 6 August, benefit of Mr Floor and Mrs Beaumont, performance of "Henry VIII";
Lists of names of players, by date, for Theatre Royal performances 1766-1830;
Prints of actors with short biographies;
Letters from actor and Theatre Royal manager William Macready
Extent1 volume
Access statusOpen
Physical descriptionFragile - handle with care
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